October 14th, 2013
Diagnosis oral Cancer: this isn’t the best scenario that you can have laid at your feet in Central London, but if you have been hit with this news, you are going to dust yourself down and get ready for the fight ahead. The causes- who knows? It’s still a bit of a baffling mystery to doctors as to why some suffer from the disease and others don’t when they are doing exactly the same things in life. However, damaging your immune system through a poor diet, smoking and heavy drinking isn’t helping the cause. The early warning signs are things that just haven’t gone away for a few weeks; ulcers, sore throats, swallowing problems or jaw-aches- just a few to mention and you should get yourself checked out as soon as you can. A couple tests will determine quickly if you have the disease and then you will be treated straight away; the faster the better because this gives you the best chance of all to recover. It won’t be easy and you will have to get in a support system from professional nurses like Macmillan, friends and of course family; having such people around you like this will help guide you through this tricky time. Then you need to reflect on just how you got into this horror story in the first place and then turn over a new leaf in your life so it doesn’t happen again.
August 15th, 2013
Getting the news that you have got oral cancer isn’t going to be a good day in London; it may be like taking a punch from a boxer and being floored. However, like a good fighter, you have to pick yourself up because you are going to have to fight hard at beating this disease. However, if you have realised that things have been wrong with you mouth for a while, got it checked out quickly and have been diagnosed early, you couldn’t have done a better thing because catching oral cancer in its infancy gives you an excellent chance of beating it once you have had your treatments. Still, it will be emotional and you’ll need lots of comfort and love from family and friends throughout. The biggest thing you will have to do is also take a good look at your lifestyle that set you down this craggy road in the first place, and then completely point your life in a new direction. You will need professional advice and counselling too so that you know exactly what you are faced with and what to do.
December 18th, 2012
Life can be going along quite nicely inLondonand then you may start to find that you are suffering from a little discomfort in your mouth: maybe you have a repetitive ulcer or two, are suffering from a constant sore throat, maybe you have an aching jaw all the time and so on and so on. So you should go and get yourself checked out because these are just some of the symptoms that may indicate the onset of oral cancer (as with any problem, you should always get yourself seen to). You will have a serious of tests first to see if the disease is there. If the news comes back that you have, it will hit you like a bomb, but it is how you face up to what is ahead of you that can be the difference of coming through it or not. You need to curtail such things as smoking, drinking and improve your diet- the things that may have led you to this crossroads in your life. Prepare by getting a support system of friends and family on board and have professional care ready for when the treatment is finished. The treatment can be quite heavy; it may take the form of chemo, radio or physical surgery but either way, it will leave you shattered afterwards, which is where the support comes in. afterwards, you are going to have to throw away everything you did before and carve out a new regime in order you give yourself the biggest chance of coming through it and ensuring that the problem doesn’t come back. The light amongst the darkness of all this is that the statistical recovery rates from the disease is soaring.
August 25th, 2012
It’s never easy to work out what exactly causes cancer, especially when you see people of a sporting nature being struck down with the disease whilst other unfit people can debauch themselves all their lives without even a murmur- much the same could be said about oral cancer as well. But being a specific area, it is a lot easier to look at lifestyle and pinpoint things that you maybe should try to avoid. London can be a very stressful place to live and this stress can put an awful lot of strain on your body, which is why you should try to maintain a very good diet and try to keep fit in order to give yourself a fighting chance. But the temptation to smoke and drink a lot and stuff yourself with fast foods is ever present and easy to do and if you couple this with the fact that you may ignore your oral hygiene from time to time are all considered to be contributing factors to oral cancer. For a while, you may even not notice things going wrong at first, things like constant sore throats, relentless coughing, repetitive sores and mouth ulcers but at least you should be intelligent to recognise things going wrong in your mouth and do something quickly. A few simple tests can verify whether or not something is wrong and the quicker it treated then the more chance you have of making a successful recovery. It won’t be an easy time, but if you get a good support team behind you, you’ll have a fighting chance.